April 14, 2012
When I got this pen, I thought "fine," meant it would write like the HighAce
Neo. I was wrong.
Here is a list of nibs Sailor puts in their pens:
Sailor Clear Candy: F-2
Sailor HighAce Neo: F-4
Sailor Desk Pen (extra fine): F-9 (EF) [You could probably ink a love-letter
on a single piece of oatmeal with this.]
While I was surprised by the thicker nib, it is still what I would consider a
"fine," point and it writes quite nicely. If you have a Lamy Safari, as I do, it
would sit at about F-1 in the Sailor scale (you definitely get a slightly
thicker and wetter line with the Safari). For me, the finer is the better - so
the Clear Candy is now my carry-everywhere general pen; something I have been
hesitant about using the Sailor HighAce Neo for due to its smaller size and
thinner plastic shell.
Some other pluses:
*The fat body makes for comfortable long-term writing and note-taking and the
non-notched barrel is nice.
*Clear! The HighAce Neo could have always used a window... but forget the puny
little window, now you can get an entirely clear pen! It would be nice, however,
if they started making these pens with the F-4 nib or even the F-9; if they did,
I'd never write with anything else ever again.
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